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Yvone Christa New York
Mon-Sat, noon-7pm; Sun, 1pm-6pm
Nearby Subway Stops
6 at Spring St.; N, R at Prince St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Having met in an Italian class on Venetian silver-working, the prototypically stylish Swedish blondes Yvone Clamf and Christina Söderström opened their first bauble boutique on a highly trafficked block in 1999. Displayed on top of black claw-foot tables, their antique-looking creations—new designs using a filigree technique dating back to the sixteenth century—typically feature pearls in seven iridescent hues, from powder blue to auburn. These classic styles quickly surfaced on Hollywood red carpets as the ultrafeminine earrings were photographed on Kate Bosworth and Jennifer Aniston. The duo's narrow shop, accented with rose-colored silk curtains, gilt-framed mirrors, and a giant gold statue of an Egyptian goddess, makes its strongest impression with showstoppers like earrings of coral and black jade and a gold-plated pendant with a smoky topaz setting.